Halifax, NS - The AUS announced its major award winners in women's basketball. Once again the CAPERS program was well represented. Alison Keough, Hannah Brown and Mackenzee Ryan all received recognition for their outstanding performances.
Keough (Marion Bridge, NS) in her 5th-year with the program was named an AUS 1st-team All-star for the 4th consecutive season. She was also named AUS Rookie of the Year and a 2nd-team All-star in 2013-14 and won the 2016-17 AUS MVP. Joining her on the 1st-team this season Hannah Brown (North Sydney, NS). This is Brown's first AUS All-star nod for the 4th-year forward.
Mackenzee Ryan (Glace Bay, NS) was named to the AUS All-Rookie team.
The full list of awards winners is below.
Most Valuable Player: Paloma Anderson, Acadia
Rookie of the Year: Reese Baxendale, UPEI
Defensive Player of the Year: Carolina Del Santo, UPEI
Tracy MacLeod Award Nominee: Jane McLaughlin, UPEI
Sylvia Sweeney Award Nominee (Student-Athlete Community Service): Kiera Rigby, UPEI
Dr. Carolyn Savoy Memorial Award (Coach of the Year): Len Harvey, Acadia
First Team All-Stars:
Paloma Anderson, Acadia
Alison Keough, Cape Breton
Kiera Rigby, UPEI
Hannah Brown, Cape Breton
Alexandra Berry, Acadia
Second Team All-Stars:
Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse, Saint Mary's
Sydney Stewart, Memorial
Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI
Haley McDonald, Acadia
Laura Kaye, UNB
Reese Baxendale, UPEI
MacKenzee Ryan, Cape Breton
Kimberly Kingsbury, StFX
Ariel Provo, Dalhousie
Cameron Longley, Memorial
The CAPERS will look to defend their AUS title March 2nd-4th in Halifax. Their first game will be Saturday at 3pm in the semi-finals and they will face the winner of the UPEI vs UNB QF. All the action can be seen on AusTv.ca.